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March 22, 2011



I didn't even think there were any planes from the East Coast to the UK or Europe that were NOT overnight flights. I have always done it that way. What fun!!! I have been longing to go back to London for such a long time. The last time I was there was about 24 years ago!


Oh wait, you're not going to be there around the time of the royal wedding are you? I had wanted to go over spring break but was afraid of what the crowds would be like!




Ahhhhh the mystery of the passports solved!!! Have a fabulous time, and make sure you take lots of PHOTOS.


And I am still waiting for my wedding invitation, so if you happen to see one with my name on it, please bring it home. . . . I am ready to go shopping for a wedding dress.


I too DO NOT SLEEP on planes. A red-eye flight is an all-nighter for me. As I sit wide awake (usually at the back of the plane) I spend the entire flight listening for unusual noises and being amazed at all the people SLEEPING. I think I dozed once on the 13 hour leg of our flight to Korea 6 years ago. I have not been able to replicate that experience. Have a wonderful time in jolly-olde.

Rachel K

I traveled to London in 1990 after I graduated college. I loved it. Had a chance to go to Wimbledon, and also saw Big Ben, Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Bath. Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square are also fun! Have a great time!


I'm with Elena - I didn't realize you could fly other than overnight. I always arrive in Europe half asleep but jazzed up...a strange kind of high. But I do sleep pretty easily on planes. Especially with my husband next to me as a pillow. :) Can't wait to hear about it!


That's so exciting. Travelling is always fun! Well, sometimes not the /during/ or the /planning/ but I've never once regretted an o/s trip.
I've been a lurker here for years and years, but never felt I'd add anything to the conversation. However, I live in London and if you'd like any suggestions, let me know. I don't have kids, but I do love the museums, and English afternoon tea and generally the touristy goodies of London, so I might be able to point you at some interesting stuff. Altough I am sure Jo knows most of them already.
Hope you all have a great time!

Tom Compton

Have a wonderful time! London is one of the great cities of the world. Our last trip there was to visit when my daughter, Sabrina was in a summer program at Oxford. She and her pals would take the Oxford Express bus into London for the weekends. When she finally figured out the Tube map, she called me. "Dad, I OWN this town! I can go ANYWHERE on the underground!" My best tip is when crossing London streets, always LOOK TO THE RIGHT! LOL! Last trip a London cab almost took me out. The only thing that saved me was Sabrina grabbing my collar and yanking me back to the curb.

Kim B

The red eye is the way to go! If you fly during the day, you aren't tired when it is bed/night time there. Do you know there is a Legoland not too far out of London? Is your gang too old for Legoland now? We went when the kids were younger (7, 4 and 1) and loved that, the London Eye, playgrounds, pub lunches, a Thames cruise, seeing to the Prime Meridien and just wandering around. There are some great museums too, in case the weather is typical London weather. Have a wonderful trip!


Fun, fun, fun. I am squelching the jealousy thoughts...

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